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The impact of plastic pollution on oceans is at least $8 bn per year

The impact of plastic pollution on oceans is at least $8 bn per year

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Uploaded 14 Jun 2016 by Tom Skarning
Year: 2016
From collection: Marine Litter Vital Graphics
Author: GRID-Arendal and Maphoto/Riccardo Pravettoni
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Marine plastic debris and microplastics have substantial negative effects on marine ecosystems. This in turn affects ecosystem services, the economic activities relying on those services for revenue generation, sustainable livelihoods and the well-being of communities and citizens. The full extent of the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems is still unknown and therefore the economic and social costs are difficult to fully assess. Knowledge is however fundamental to the development of effective and efficient methods for reducing potential impacts (UNEP, 2016c, Newman et al., 2015).
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  • Natural processes aecting the distribution and fate of plastics
  • Preventing is better  than cleaning up
  • Plastic input into the oceans
  • Plasticized animal species - Entangled
  • How plastic moves from the economy to the environment
  • Most common and visible litter items in beaches
  • How much plastic is estimated to be in the oceans and where it may be
  • How much plastic waste is produced worldwide